I bought all the internals of a 1971 Colt Government 1911, including the barrel. All parts are like new take-offs. I gave those parts to the smith. There will be several parts that he will supply.
Here's what will be done:
Fit the new barrel and throat and polish the chamber
Polish the feedramp
Fit a beavertail grip safety and commander style hammer
Fit an extended strong side safety
Install a flat mainspring housing
Trigger job using the existing trigger if possible
Dovetail the slide and install Wilson Combat low profile/non snag three dot sights
Install all new internal parts and springs
Install new gripscrew bushings
Reblue the entire pistol
I'm going to give him a call today and have him lower and flare the ejection port. I forgot to put that on the list.
He figures about two months to do the actual smithing, however, he doesn't blue all the time, so that will probably stretch the timing out a bit.
The expenditure, including the pistol equals the price of a new Dan Wesson Pointman 7. It may seem goofy to spend this kind of money on an old warhorse, but it's exactly because it is
an old warhorse that I'm doing this. It is also a fifty year old pistol with history that will be rebuilt to my specifications.
I'm pretty stoked.